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CIO Update: Better Negotiating Through Open Source

Oct 18, 2005, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allen Bernard)

"Using open source software to save money is not a new idea. Linux, Apache, mySQL, and many other established open source 'brands' have done so well they are even bundled into proprietary ISVs products.

"As well as these and many other established open source solutions have done, however, there are plenty of applications large and small that are consumed every day by companies that do not have a Linux-like equivalent.

"But that doesn't mean you have to throw in the towel and accept whatever terms your ISV is offering..."

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